VN Engineers Awarded 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards by the ACEC of Connecticut.

The ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards honor the very best of Connecticut’s engineers and the projects they have created for our citizens.

Merit Award
Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program
Engineer: VN Engineers, Inc.
Client: Connecticut Department of Transportation

Mr. Jim Fuda - President of ACEC CT Chapter
Mr. Jeff Maxtutis - Project Manager, AECOM
Mr. Patrick Zapatka - Current SRTS State Coordinator, CTDOT
Ms. Bridget Boucaud - Public Involvement, VN Engineers
Ms. Sharon Okoye - Former SRTS State Coordinator, CTDOT
Mr. Bob Gomez - Vice President VN Engineers
Ms. Sofia Nirshberg - President VN Engineers
Mr. Donald W. Doeg - ACEC Board Member

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Safe Routes to School, Statewide, CT

VN Engineers worked with the Connecticut Department of Transportation to encourage children in grades K-8 to walk and bike to school in a safe and fun manner.  The Safe Routes to School Program benefitted all stakeholders involved, as it promoted healthy lifestyles, reduced air emissions, and created stronger sense of community.  VN Engineers collaborated with schools and parents in various ways including phone calls, newsletters, SRTS website, public events, press releases, you tube videos, and surveys. Our firm also assisted with planning workshops, conducted engineering site assessments, running bicycle and pedestrian safety classes, and promoting walk and bike to school day events. The Safe Routes to School Program successfully fostered more bike and pedestrian friendly school communities throughout Connecticut.

 

January News

VN Engineers Plays Key Role in Reconstruction of I-95 Interchange 14 and 15 in Norwalk, CT

Design Services: Sub-consultant to Lochner

VN Engineers was responsible for Preliminary and Final Traffic Engineering Design Services for the reconstruction of I-95 Interchange 14, Norwalk, CT.

Our Design Team conducted capacity and network analyses utilizing Synchro, SimTraffic, and HCS software programs. They designed four interconnected traffic signals, including required revisions to an existing utility pole mounted hard wire traffic signal interconnect system. The signals are located on Route 1 (Connecticut Avenue), within a coordinated traffic signal system to the north and to the south of the project limits. Notable intersection improvements include the incorporation of exclusive left turn lanes and associated protected and permitted phasing patterns. Revised intersection time splits were installed to minimize delays, reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The team documented existing and design year traffic analysis levels of service in a traffic analysis report with supporting calculations. They also prepared time of day timing patterns for peak and off peak periods. A traffic signal interconnect plan was developed to depict required work of the existing utility pole mounted interconnect. The plan detailed the installation of a new utility pole mounted interconnect to address the geometric roadway widening of the Route.  VN Engineers also coordinated several overhead utilities to facilitate pole relocation work that met the needs of all vested utilities in a dense urban environment. Detailed estimates and special  provisions were prepared.

VN prepared preliminary and final ground mounted and overhead signing plans, including guide signs regulatory signs and warning signs, as well as any other signs required for the freeway corridor, ramps and local streets. Permanent pavement markings were designed and quantities, special provisions and proposal estimate were developed.

Community Outreach/Public Involvement/Construction Inspection: Sub-consultant to HAKS

VN Engineers is also providing construction inspection services for this project as well as the development and on ongoing maintenance of the I-95 Norwalk Exit 14 and 15 Improvement Project website (www.I95norwalk.com).  Functioning as the main site to communicate with the local residents, business, and the driving population the site describes the project and ensures that all traffic detours and potential impacts on drivers are shared with the general public.  The I95norwalk.com site includes a historical view of the projects site from the ground breaking ceremony to the current month's progress.

Due to its effective and simple to navigate structure, CTDOT recently recognized VN Engineers' web design services as a model for current and future CTDOT projects.

195Norwalk Website